The ultimate lazy roasted pumpkin soup

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My Grandmother was famous for her soups.

Sadly her soup making days are behind her, as she suffers from the after effects of chemotherapy, and cancer surgery, but the memories of her soups linger.

Any time my cousins and I were sick when we were little she’d make up a batch of soup, my favourite being minestrone, and promised it would make us feel better. And it did. It always worked.

So, to this day, whenever I am unwell, it’s soup that I crave. I’m not sure whether it’s the soup that really makes me feel better or the comfort of the memory, but whatever it is it works, and I’m happy that it does.

Sick with the flu this week, and not really up to the task of cooking, I decided that the usual batch of minestrone I like to make when I’m unwell would be replaced by something easier, and ultimately lazier.

And this is where this ultimate lazy roasted butternut pumpkin soup comes in. Even with my head foggy from cold and flu medication it only took a few minutes to chop up the prepare the vegetables (a small butternut pumpkin, a fat brown onion, 2 potatoes still in their jackets, and 3 fat cloves of garlic) and place them in the oven.

40 minutes later the vegetables were done and out came my blender and in went the vegetables and vegetables stock, along with a sprig of rosemary and 2 teaspoons of honey, and after pressing blend it was done. All that was needed was to pour it into the saucepan and reheat it. Easy peasy and the ultimate lazy soup for when you are feeling under the weather.

So tell me, what foods do you turn to when you’re sick?

The ultimate lazy roasted pumpkin soup recipe | via

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The ultimate lazy roasted pumpkin soup
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Serves: 6
  • 1 small butternut pumpkin (squash) weighing approximately 1 kg (2 pounds)
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 brown onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1½ litres (6 cups) of vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit). Cut the pumpkin in half and remove the seeds. Lightly coat the cut surface of the pumpkin with olive oil and season with sea salt and place on a tray lined with baking paper cut side down.
  2. Remove the skin from the onion and cut in half. Toss the onion, potatoes and garlic cloves (keep the skin on) in the remaining oil and season with sea salt. Place on the baking tray with the pumpkin and roast until the pumpkin and potatoes are tender. Remove the garlic and onion from the tray and set aside if they cook before the pumpkin and potatoes.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the creamy flesh and place in a blender along with the onion. Squeeze the garlic out of their papers and place in the blender. Finally, scoop the pumpkin flesh from the skin and place in the blender. Add the vegetables stock (you might need to blend the soup in two batches depending on the size of your blender), honey and rosemary and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  4. Place in a saucepan over a medium low heat and reheat before serving.
Spice things up a bit with the addition of a ¼ to ½ tsp ground cinnamon and ginger.



Baguette Bistrot + Bar, Brisbane
Paradise Bay Resort - Whitsundays

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  1. Rosa July 11, 2013  3:42 pm Reply

    It looks and sounds delicious! So comforting.

    Great clicks.



  2. Daisy@Nevertoosweet July 11, 2013  4:16 pm Reply

    I love pumpkin soup and make a very similar version :) And it's been my staple because it's so cold lately and I just want warm soup all the time ~

    • Jennifer July 14, 2013  9:26 am Reply

      Thankfully it hasn't been cold here in Brisbane as I don't deal with the cold well. Hope the weather warms up where you are soon :D

  3. Kathryn July 11, 2013  9:23 pm Reply

    I hope this soup was the cure that you needed - there's nothing more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup when you're sick.

  4. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 11, 2013  11:47 pm Reply

    We've had the creeping crud at our house this week and today I made pea and ham soup. It wasn't difficult but the rolls I just had to have but didn't eat took a bit longer.

    Hope we all feel better soon.

    • Jennifer July 14, 2013  9:26 am Reply

      Hope you feel better Maureen. :)

  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 12, 2013  4:42 am Reply

    I love pumpkin soup so I will be trying this when the weather cools off in the autumn. Hope you are feeling better!

  6. thelittleloaf July 12, 2013  8:57 pm Reply

    Sorry to hear you've been under the weather and hope you're on the mend now? It's hot as can be in the UK at the moment (which never happens!) so we're loving cold soups like gazpacho, but something like this will definitely be on the menu come autumn :-)

    • Jennifer July 14, 2013  9:25 am Reply

      It's funny, although it's supposed to be winter here, last week the weather was so beautiful you wouldn't know it was winter. This is definitely why I live here in Brisbane and not in the southern states of Australia :)

  7. Carole July 13, 2013  5:25 am Reply

    This sounds amazing. Can't wait to try it when the weather cools off.
    Hope you feel better soon!

    • Jennifer July 14, 2013  9:23 am Reply

      Thanks Carole. I'm on the mend, but it seems I've passed it onto my husband.

  8. GourmetGetaways July 14, 2013  8:17 am Reply

    I love soup in winter and I will only eat the home made variety I haven't made pumpkin soup for ages :)

    Look after yourself!

  9. Peggy July 16, 2013  10:34 pm Reply

    My go-to soup for when I am feeling under the weather is chicken and sweet corn, my mum makes it with noodles and I crave it when I am feeling unwell.

    I also love pumpkin soup, and this looks delicious!

  10. Brooke Schweers July 18, 2013  4:10 pm Reply

    Why is it that anything with 'lazy' in the title I am drawn to. That cannot be a reflection of me! Haha, regardless this soup looks beautiful and stylish, and no regular pumpkin pumpkin soup. I love the addition of rosemary as it is such a under used herb and honey is the ultimate partner to the pumpkin. Yum!


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